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Bereavement and Grief Counseling Program: Grieving the Loss of a Child Around the Holidays

Bereavement and Grief Counseling Program: Grieving the Loss of a Child Around the Holidays

Lisiane M.Y. Valentine Program Manager Casualty, Mortuary, Military Funeral Honors I still remember the first homemade card I received from my child on Mother’s Day—made out of construction paper, macaroni and way too much… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This is parent’s every nightmare.  It is also a reality for many parents who have had it happen to them–the loss of a child.  This intense grief never fully leaves but you can still find ways to exist and remember your child. #griefcounseling To learn more, click grief counseling certification The Bereavement and Grief Counseling Program at AIHCP consists of

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Grief Counseling Certification Program: Activities can ease grief of first Mother’s Day without mom

Grief Counseling Certification Program: Activities can ease grief of first Mother’s Day without mom

Grief Counseling Certification Program The month of May is synonymous with flowers blooming, warm breezes and, of course, Mother’s Day. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This is true for any holiday but especially for anyone who has lost their mother.  Mothers day can be a painful reminder of what was lost.  This article lists many things we can do to better help us cope on Mother’s Day for the sad souls who mourn the loss of their mother. #griefcounseling To learn more about grief counseling and our certifications, please click here Our Grief Counseling Certification Program is completed via

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Grief Counseling Education Program: Grief Is Just Not Always About Loss Centered On Death

Grief Counseling Education Program: Grief Is Just Not Always About Loss Centered On Death

Grief Counseling Education Program: Grief is Loss of Something Grief and the process that accompanies it is a reaction to loss.  It is a natural reaction to something that was once valued but is no longer within one’s touch.  We usually think of death, but this can be applied to loss love, loss finance and anything we value.  While the grief correlates with the subjective value of the object lost, it still nonetheless is a real experience for the grieving agent or person. Grief counselors must remember this. With this in mind, we need to only recall a few weeks

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Letting Love Win: Coping with Fear, Anger, Grief and Despair in the Wake of Tragedy

Letting Love Win: Coping with Fear, Anger, Grief and Despair in the Wake of Tragedy

  It can be so hard to find love in our hearts, to imagine peace, to practice compassion, to have faith in a benevolent universe after terrible things happen. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: It is a tirade of emotions that follow a tragic event.  Grief, anger and a host of emotions emerge.  What we need to remember is these emotions are natural The natural range of emotions vary but for the most part their is a universal pattern.  We should in a healthy way embrace these emotions and realize they are a natural reaction to loss.  Grief is

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Grief Counseling After a Traumatic Event.

Grief Counseling After a Traumatic Event.

  The morning after the deadly Boston Marathon explosions, Joyce Maguire Pavao called local hospitals and the Red Cross, rushing to find victims. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: It is truly a sad day for all of America.   When you look at 3 dead and 100+ wounded, those numbers are lying.   There are 1,000′s that are suffering.   They are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD.   When experiencing a horrific situation like the one our nation just suffered, grief and bereavement can set in quickly, leaving us depressed and sad.   Some might not be able to get the

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Certification in Grief Counseling: TREASURED MEMORIES STORED FOR GRIEVING PARENTS

Certification in Grief Counseling: TREASURED MEMORIES STORED FOR GRIEVING PARENTS

  PARENTS mourning the loss of a child will be given more support to help preserve their precious memories after staff at P&G (Procter & Gamble) in North Tyneside, backed a charity with a donation of more than £5,000.  Kirsty… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This is a good way to commemorate the loss of a loved one.  It allows us to adapt to the loss while also honoring the love of the one lost.  If you are interested in learning more about grief counseling, then please click here A certification in grief counseling is offered to qualified professionals

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Education Program in Grief Counseling: Outcry as grief lumped in with depression

Education Program in Grief Counseling: Outcry as grief lumped in with depression

Grief is set to be confused with depressive illness in new guidelines for mental disorders. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Ideas of grief being pathological have long passed away, but recent manuals on disorders are starting to lump the two together.  This is alarming and incorrect because grief is a natural reaction.  Depression is a form of complicated grief not normal grief.  If you are interested in learning more about grief counseling then please click here If you would like to learn more, then please review our Education Program in Grief Counseling.  The program consists of key core courses

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Grief Counseling Program Can Help

Grief Counseling Program Can Help

Grief is a universal emotion that dominates all human beings. Whenever loss occurs, change occurs, and with change comes grief. Grief counselors attempt to help people adapt to this change due to a loss or a death. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: A video presentation on Grief Counseling by the American Academy of Grief Counseling. This video has a lot of excellent information on dealing with death and dying.   It is encouraged for all to view it.  Learn more about grief and counseling programs. The grief counseling program at AIHCP encourages qualified professionals to take up the study of

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Bereavement Counseling Training: End-of-Life Care

Bereavement Counseling Training: End-of-Life Care

  My father-in-law is dying. While his physician has known this for a while, the two have yet to engage in a meaningful conversation about end-of-life care. Their situation is not unique, but it can be rectified. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Excellent Article! The author is correct, there is little “talk” around end of life care and issues. We would think that with the Patient Self-Determination act in place..long ago, that we would have transcended our fears of discussing death and dying with patients. We have a long way to go. If you have an interest in grief

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Better End of Life Decisions Come From Better Communication

Grief Counseling: End of Life Decisions End of Life decisions are best made well before the final moments.  Health care professionals who are better equipped with knowledge in handling these situations can serve the entirety of their patients better.   The needs of the patient and suggestions of the caregiver should be an open mutual forum between each other and the suggestions of other family members.  Communication is the key. Joan Teno of CNN offers her ideas on the subject in her article, “Give Patients End of Life Options” The urban dictionary defines “cheech” as a verb used among physicians in